DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police officers and negotiators spent hours at a standoff in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas early Thursday morning.
Officers went to the 9700 block of Whitehurst Drive, just west of Skillman Street, around 2:00 a.m. after a woman made an emergency call reporting that she and her boyfriend had an argument and that the man was armed and threatening violence against her and three small children.READ MORE: State Fair Taking Extra Measures To Keep Guests Safe
The woman had run from an apartment to get help, but the children were still inside with the alleged gunman.
When police arrived at the Apex Apartments they found the man barricaded inside a unit with the kids.READ MORE: Officials: Man Suspected Of Making Threats Against Texas Lawmakers Arrested
Negotiators spent hours talking to the suspect. A SWAT team finally entered the apartment around 4:30 a.m. and took the man into custody.
The children were found safe and no adults were injured.MORE NEWS: State Fair Offers Hundreds Of Free Acts, Shows And Exhibits
A DPD sergeant told a CBS 11 News crew that a gun was found inside the apartment. The suspect, whose name has not been released, will be charged with aggravated assault family violence.